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MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
of gravity? >> they're depending now on a barack obama implosion. the states are so big that they need obama to go down as they're going up. >> a lot to talk about today. let's say hi to ben la bolt. he is the national come pain manger here. we're hearing to hear from president mahmoud ahmadinejad at the u.n. when he starts speaking, we want to take part of that address. if we jump out, forgive me, but we want to make sure we get that. both sides are out with a new campaign ad, both featuring romney's 41% remarks. i want to get everybody up to speed. take a look. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
to win in november. in 2008 obama took it down with 53% of the vote with results that very nearly matched the national tally. the real clear politics average has him leading by 4.5 points. the race is close in the home state with romney holding a slight lead as recently as two weeks ago. let's bring in brian moran to see if he gives us a preview of december. thanks for joining us. >> happy to be with you. we do enjoy a lead, but if i might continue the football analogies, we need to play the entire 60 minutes. we cannot let up until the clock runs out 7:00 p.m. on november 6th. we're working very hard to make sure we deliver -- redeliver our 13 electoral votes for the next president of the united states, barack obama, and the united states senate seat tim kaine. >> i love that you're continuing our football analogy for us there. in virginia, obviously, i'm a native virginian in the northern virginia area. a bit cultural different than the rest of the state. are the campaigning using different messages to connect with voters in different parts of the state? >> i haven't seen that. i think
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
's up 4. so -- and we see what the actual results are. obama is now beating mitt romney. he was down. ohio polling. obama was down 8 points among people 65 and older. today he is up 1. i think that's -- and he writes persuasively that republicans, again, get smoking what they were dealing thinking that their desire to see the end of medicare, to see the entitlement state shrunk was a political message broadly decided to double down on it and put paul ryan on the ticket and went right after it. these are the results. >> i think much like playing the notorious big, you are spot on. i look at the same interges. the only thing that has changed demonstrably is seniors. seniors have been so resistant to barack obama. they've been the one constituency that had not warmed up to him at all and in 2010 they were a big reason why that wave washed up against democrats. now you actually see in iowa, in ohio in these swing states seniors moving back for one reason, medicare. the only thing special about paul ryan was this budget that he put forth that wants to voucher rise medicare. by putting him
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 9:00pm EDT
president obama. but mitt isn't having it, trying to get ohio voters to the right by focusing on the economy. >> with incomes going down, every year, every year going down, down, down. prices of electricity up and health insurance up and the cost of gasoline, having doubled, these are tough times. even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. cheryl: so what would a tax plan under a romney/ryan administration look like? rich edson breaks it down for us. rich? >> reporter: well, cheryl, democrats call it a giveaway to the rich at the expense of the middle class. republicans say they're wrong, and this morning governor romney defended his tax plan. >> by the way, don't be expecting a huge cut in taxes because i'm also going to lower deductions and exemptions. by bringing rates down, we'll be able to let small businesses keep more of their money to hire more people. >> in the end the details are really up to congress. romney's proposed cutting every tax rate by 20%. to insure the treasury department takes in about the same amount of money under a new system,
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
on october 11th between vice-president joe biden in connecticut. mitt romney and president obama are down for the weekend getting ready to square off in denver for the first of three presidential debates on wednesday. that's the latest from this chunk of the campaign trail. let's send it back to you. >> okay. ron mott. bob seger music background music there. >>> in today's strategy talk, president obama and mitt romney head into wednesday night's debate with the president leading in the latest polls in all nine battle ground states. at the same time, governor romney's favorability rate rgz in the low 40s which is almost 10 points lower than president obama's and three points lower than former president george w. bush at this point. voters in several swing states also say they believe president obama cares more about the needs and problems they are currently facing. this is a snapshot here of florida, ohio and pennsylvania. when you look at which candidate voters think will implement policies favoring the middle class, president obama comes out ahead of governor romney in those same three
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
hours. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> five days before the first show down between president obama and mitt romney at a debate at university of denver. we have a couple of polls from swing states to show you. the poll roundup for the morning. in virginia, president obama leads by two. in iowa, romney by one in a republican poll done for iowa republican website there, moving down the ballot, add some other numbers in the nbc wall street polls, dean heller leading berkley by five points in the new hampshire governor race. in north carolina, the republican pulling away over the democrat. and we have melissa harris-perry, and republican strategist and former adviser to chris christie, mike duhane. maggie, start with you. we have all of the debate memos. right now, the only time you can see one side compliment the other is on debate skills. apparently one is lincoln, one is douglas, the other is not. >> one is cicero. my colleague alex burns wrote if either of the guys manages to tie their shoes and make it to the podiums, it will be impressive to the advisers. what we hear out of the camp, my g
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
and mitt romney. obama with a slight edge. 49-47%. t also in this survey, it delves down into the expectations game for this debate. what can you tell me about those numbers, peter? >> reporter: despite what chris christie said, and that is sort of another mixed message coming out of the romney campaign, romney is winning the expectations game if you look at the polls. more likely to win the debate, president obama 55%. mitt romney just 31% of likely voters expect him to win the debate. that's a good place to be for him going in there, but like you said, there's a lot of stuff in this poll. sort of mirrors what we've seen in a lot of recent national and state polls. president obama has advantages on a range of issues, however, one thing tilting in romney the direction. interesting numbers in the poll. which candidate are you confident will get the country back ton track economically? president obama, 47%. mitt romney, 51%. now, obama's had an edge on the economy in a lot of recent polls by a narrow one, two-point margin. not that much difference. interesting nonetheless m
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
expectations very high for president obama's opponent. >> thank you. >>> and we're counting down to the first debate once again, this coming wednesday. our complete coverage begins at 7 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. let's dig a little deeper right now with ron bron steen, the editorial director of the national journal. if you're looking at all the demographics right now, where are the major differences between these two candidates? >> what you're seeing to a surprising extent in the last several weeks is president obama essentially reassembling the coalition that eleked him in 2008. >> why is that surprising? >> in 2010, democrats suffered big erosion in key parts of that coalition and also saw turnout decline. what you've got are three essential elements, young people, he's back to over 60% in most polling. minorities, he won 80% of them in 2008. he's right around that number in most polling again. and college educated white voters, he one a majority and again he's right around that number or even vietly above in polling. mitt romney is depending primarily on blue color whites and older wh
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00am PDT
last night. he's hunkering down with the senator playing obama. you won't see much of mitt romney until wednesday night. same thing for the president. he's in nevada. he'll fly to denver on wednesday. he's got senator john kerry playing mitt romney in the debate preps. the president did have a chance to talk to a few people. he delivered some pizzas to the local obama for reelection campaign office out there. very nice of them. delivering pizza to the workers. he also talked about not getting out much. take a listen. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> wow, wow. this is john. he's doing his homework. >> also you have some new polls for us. where are we seeing the candidates now? >> nationally, this race is extremely close. four polls came out yesterday over the last 4 hours. let's talk about ours. cnnorc.com. 47 for mitt romney. that three-point advantage for the president is -- what is the key issue on wednesday night in this is about domestic issues. take a look at the economy numbers. about as close as you can get. o
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
not just to president obama but democrats up and down the ticket. he is in demand from all quarters of the country. and i just hope and pray that bill clinton will not only get out there every day over the next 40 some odd days, but he's there to help president obama and vice president biden with the debate preps. because i agree with erick, the debates are going to be crucial this election season. >> out on the campaign trail, erick, paul ryan, the republican vice presidential nominee, he's making some serious accusations against joe biden. but joe biden is responding. listen to what joe biden said today. >> for the previous eight years all the policies that congressman ryan voted for and governor romney said he supported, all those policies in a mere eight years, they doubled the national debt. they doubled the national debt from what they inherited in 2001. >> he's right on that because the debt was about $5 trillion when president bush took office, more than $10 trillion when he left office. i think he's referring to the two tax cuts that weren't paid for, the precipitation drug
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
down to base turnout. this is going to come down to what is the ground game for mitt romney. what is the ground game for president barack obama and will their voters come out? having somebody day on a phone call as to how they're going to vote is irrelevant. the question is are they going to bring, are they going to come out, bring their family members out. are they going to bring their neighbors out? to the republicans stop all of this insessent whining about the polls. the real analysis from campaigns is going to be the first two weeks of early voting. they will get a sense of what the turnout is. go back to 2008. president obama's folks in 2008 actually looked in north carolina as a state they were losing. when they saw early turnout in 2008, they sent troops and money back into north carolina. that's how they won by 14,000 votes. how a poll says it's one thing, but it's what happens when they actually vote. that's what matters at the end of the day. >> but that early voting is why these polls do matter more. it's not just the only poll that counts on election day. early voting
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
with all their infighting and message to america. president obama and the campaign has won the summer. never behind in the polls, had a better convention, no question about it. and in the post convention, it's only gotten worse. now we're down to the debates in denver on wednesday night. the first one is on domestic policy. there are actually some republicans who are putting their credibility on the line, going out on the talking heads saying that mitt romney, after all of these months of missteps and not being sure of where he is on the issues, he's just going to turn it all around and, by the way, they can't explain the math on how they are going to turn it around. get your cell phones out. tonight's question. do you trust mitt romney's and paul ryan's math? text a for yes or b for no. you can go to our blog and leave a comment. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. joining me is howard fineman, nbc news political analyst. great to have you with us tonight. it's really been an all over the map strategy, almost like a dart board mentality. let's see where it lands today.
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
supports the law and writes about the health care for the new republic. >> obama budget says, look, we want to hold down costs to this target and we'll do our very best to accomplish that, but we're also not going to sacrifice benefits. no matter what happens, we'll make sure that seniors get the same level of benefits they're getting now. >> reporter: both obama and romney agree that health care needs to be more affordable. they just disagree how about how to do that. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. >>> and one of the most contentious issues dividing president obama and governor romney, what to do with million of illegal immigrants living, studying and working in america. next hour another issue, illegal immigration. >>> u.s. officials confirm that the government's chemical weapons are on the move and the opposition claims to have captured some. >>> plus, three fishermen are rescued in the gulf of mexico when their boat overturned and, yes, it is all caught on tape. ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble... ♪ its road gripping performance makes it a cadilla
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
hour. that's a state where he was down by 12 points according to a poll from quinnipiac university. other polls out show president obama and romney locked in a tight fight. according to the nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll, president obama has a slight lead in nevada and north carolina but basically within the margin of error. and in virginia, a new poll from suffolk university/nbc 12 puts obama slightly ahead of romney, also within the margin of error. so, how can romney turn it around? it may not be easy. some people within this romney campaign have concluded he's not actually a very good politician. here's what one romney official explained to politico. he said -- now romney's former rival newt gingrich doesn't go quite that far, but he says that romney needs to reform his thinking. >> i think they're only now beginning to come to grips with the general election. they had a very -- >> scary -- >> they had a very successful primary strategy. in a primary you can raise enough money to build a motor boat and drive to where you want to get to in the primary. in the general
FOX Business
Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, and their ideology, i think that we cannot make peace with them. but we can peacefully coexist with them, not down the path to obama wants. neil: what would you change, because if seems this is widespread, getting worse, volatile and getting more so, what would you do? >> just for starters, i would cut off foreign aid to egypt, paying them 1.3 million to riot in front of our embassy. neil: but the president of egypt heck tireelocke--lectures us a . >> so what, they are a bunch of tin pot dictators, we need to stand up tall against iran, we've not seen any instance since 199 199 199. we have to stand next to israel. neil: well put thank you. >> thank you, sir. neil: 2 weeks away from first big debate, already media is stacks against mitt, i want to read the media's already well framed attack lines. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business crit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, everday! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great business
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
good. in certain states crucially important, ohio has a tremendous turn around and seeing that down to the effect of barack obama and governor john kasic. housing starts have gotten better and de-leveraging process which is households paying down their debts has happened quite in an orderly fashion. i think there's more kind of pent up economic optimism among voters than you would necessarily deduce from the top line numbers. >> push you on the optimism. stipulate what you just described is a big part of the shift but not 100%. >> yeah. >> there's another question here and you've written about this where we talk about conservatives and ep stemmic closure, the idea you don't listen any more to certain facts you don't agree with and we've been talking about it on this show today, but not just conservatives. there may be this sort of exciting energy around the idea that we're improving that correlates with partisanship and the big new pew numbers out last week and in a big "new york times" article show that there's now a gap from republicans to democrats, and their view of the economy
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 2:00am PDT
a manufacturing roundtable. obama is ahead by 7 percent in the polls. >>> two tornadoes ripping through towns in illinois. this one touched down near opaville. through this semi on to its side. two people taken to the hospital. a couple barns were completely demolished. >> it was just raining it started pouring down rain and then it started hailing. then everybody, it was just a mess. >> right down the road over the over pass. the barn and house got tore up. >> we are only a few days into fall, but look at this. that's what you think it is. some people in colorado skipping right into winter snow falling into the mountains. ski areas got several inches. but it won't last. the weather is supposed to warm up by this weekend. >>> the wrong team still wins. they uphold the disputed win over the packers. league officials did not over turn the call made by the replacement ref. they did say the wide receiver golden tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch. it still has fans and players frustrated. >> today is yom kippur the ho holiest of the jewish holiday also kn
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
on for president obama and governor romney as they prepare for their first debate. their wives sit down with cnn. that's coming up in our 6:00 p.m. eastern hour. you're going to hear the advice they have for their husbands. pinch... and zoom... in your car. introducing the all-new cadillac xts with cue. ♪ don't worry. we haven't forgotten, you still like things to push. [ engine revs ] the all-new cadillac xts has arrived, and it's bringing the future forward. humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> new law in delaware sparking controversy over parents' rights, with some saying it makes it illegal for parents to spank their children. lisa sylvester taking a closer look at this new law. lisa, what are you finding out? it's dividing parents. >> it is. it's a new law that makes it easier for p
FOX Business
Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
would not see premiums go up to cover th them? >> obama and democrats said they were going to ben the cost curve down, that sounds like a good idea, but there are two parts of obamacare that quote, unquote safsafesave money, they stop pag hospitals 700 plus billion, just cut medicare. which cuts what hospitals can do for you. the other par is the committee that will deny care, the only part that drops the cost of health care, because they will save you at certain ages and certain diseases, you can't get that operation, you can't get the more expensive medicine. those are the only ways they reduce cost. neil: so, -- >> overall there are increases. they are adding a tax on all medical devices. how does that reduce the cost? >> leaves that aside, i could argue the math could get in their favor if you add in year 2016 the otherwise healthy i don't think people who have to get -- young people who have to geinsurance their money goes ino the system. if you crunch those numbers it is well she was thos shy of thon more being covered. and later on 6 million more americans than we thought w
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
are spending a lot of time and a lot of money president obama is opening up some sleedz. this first debate could give the president more momentum or help governor romney reverse the trend and shake up the race. both campaigns are trying to down play expectations of what we'll see on wednesday. we have team fox coverage tonight ed henry on the president. first, john roberts covering governor romney's campaign for us. i know they are down playing expectations, john. but what are we expecting in the way of debate preparations now? >> in terms of debate preparation, i talked with mid romney's debate coach senator rob portman about that he said the strategy depends on which president obama shows up. if it's the combative and aggressive president obama. mitt romney could go toe to toe with him and punch for punch. it's it's 2008 rope-a-dope obama that dominated the debates back then governor romney has to be careful not to punch himself out early or commit any unforced errors. clearly articulate the choice between himself and president obama where he would take the country and where the presiden
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for american households down about 5,000 bucks in five years. very bad. health insurance premiums up 18% in three years. and going higher under obama care. awful situation. gas prices up 106% since mr. obama took office. a complete disationer. national debt up $5.4 trillion under the president and going higher. a catastrophe and while salaries for workers are flat or down, corporate profits are up, signaling more economic imbalance in america. now, it used to be that economic steps like those would doom, doom an incumbent president. that's not happening this year. barack obama is not even conceding that his policies haven't worked. he is essentially saying they will work if you give me four more years. millions of americans seem to be on board with that as the president's poll numbers are higher than most expected. the rasmussen daily tracking poll today has mr. obama up by 1%, 47%, to 46% over mitt romney. in the 11 swing states that will decide the election, rasmussen has the race tied 46% 46%. 3% remain undecided in the swing states. that's much closer than most of the other polling
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
his convention he was down or not down but only tied with obama, which is hard for a candidate to win he can't pull ahead. >> i think we expected more fox like behavior we thought there was going to be more tailored message to hispanics or women, losing by double digits and yet, hedge hog he remains. nate silver, thank you again. political forecaster extraordinary and now author of the signal and the noise. almost a foxnerian call to arms. an enlightening book. pot meet kettle. republicans sound the alarm over potential voter fraud but the most glaring scandal of the election cycle is the firm that was fired by the republican party for questionable registration practices. sound familiar? reverend al sharpton thinks so. >> this is exactly what started the phony acorn scandal. phony voter registrations. the same thing. so where's the right wing outrage today? they were horrified by those acorn employees in 2008. so guys what do you have to say? >> we're going to rev up our engines when the great reverend al joins the panel, next. families handmade wooden water tanks on hundreds of new y
FOX News
Sep 25, 2012 3:00am PDT
: president obama has been out on the campaign claims higher taxes from the rich will help pay down the national debt. >> we have to ask the wealthiest households to pay to ask folks like you and me to do more. folks who afford it like me can pay more. i can afford to pay more and mitt romney can afford to pay more. >> brian: will that get our fiscal house back in order. stewart varney are here. if the rich pay more will that help. >> no. not much at all. let me spell it out. if you follow lieu the president's plan to tax the so-call would wealthy and get rid of the bush tax cuts for the wealthy people. you bringg in 87 billion dollars. with a deficit of a trillion plus, you still have a 900 billion dollarr deficit and if you have a trillion dollar deficit. it brings in 8divide million from the rich and you still have 913 billion of red ink . and you can crazy and trash the millionaires and take every red cent they earn . every millionaire will have the entire income confiscated. you trash the institution and confiscate the red cent and you bring in 839 billion. >> steve: you are wa
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
obama giving a speech. >> icceppe aoio mfuinveay. >> then there s mi rney. >> the few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> if he's going to double down on that 47, that will cause difficules. >> wait a couple of days for er spot. ne. >> i can appreciate your kind words. >> when i was a boy i used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy. boy, was iight. >> yeah, he said that. with just 42 days until the presidential election and with a new poll showing mitt romney's path to the presidency raply narrowing, paul ryan is radly reizthe el h way to becomg the next losing vice president candidate. so he is desperately trying to avoid the stench of romney. yes, the stench. that is what paul ryan is actually calling mitt romney, according to politico. reportedly he has been marching around the campaign bus saying things like if stench calls, take a message. and tell stench i'm having finer sandwiches with peggy noonan and will text him later. today paul ryan campaigned with the stench in ohio, where the stench is trailing president obama by 8 point
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 2:00am PDT
the world. time is of the essence. i made it clear we don't have much time left. president obama echoed that sentiment but ban ki-moon said to also tone it down this year. >> the rhetoric is very high and you may want to give a statesman-like speech. >> president obama gave a siring defense speech. tell us about that. t >> the anti-american protests were raging across the middle east as a result. so what president obama did was, listen, the united states definitely approve of the video. but when we are talking about dma acy in the region, this is a part of that. >> the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression. it is more speech. the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and bl blasphemy. >> some of the leaders say we need to have some international law banning blasphemy and the anti-religious rhetoric. not just in their own countries where it exists but around the world. listen to the president, hamid karzai, talking about this subject. >> such acts cannot be called freedom of speech or explex. equally, they cannot give reason for the protests to be used inside
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
you all for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >>> coming up, mitt romney and president obama went to the clinton global initiative today. karen finney. and control of the united states senate could come down to missouri. the only person standing between crazy republican congressman tod akin and the united states senate is claire mccascell. who could get rupert murdoch to pay for an attack? there's only one person who could do that and that person has made more money for rub earth murdoch than anyone else working for rupert murdoch. you can tweet your guesses and we will show you that person in tonight . >>> mitt romney tried to get a i'm so g lad you called. thank you. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome bac
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
on it. president obama and the first lady sat down with the ladies of "the view." the president was quick to shoot the idea of michelle obama running for president one day. >> she should run for office but she said she doesn't want to. >> yeah, i -- i -- look -- i mean, michelle would be terrific but temperamentally i don't think -- >> wait, no, it's absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> the first lady went on to say her husband was the perfect temperament to be president. no emotional shifts, very steady. she says she's one of the only people who can really make him mad. >> i'd be in such big trouble. i'm not sure he can get away with that. >> he just did. >> she agreed with him. >> i do not know what happened in the limo on the way home. that's a private moment. >>> the replacement refs, another controversy. russell wilson throws a hail mary pass. it appears to be intercepted by green bay safety m.d. jennings. the replacement officials call it a touchdown. seahawks win, 14-12. >> i want to go back to
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
obama heading to las vegas tomorrow for a campaign rally. the president then expected to hunker down in henderson, nevada, to prepare for that first presidential debate. nbc news white house correspondent, mike viqueira, joining me live. now, mike, the president again, no public appearances today. earlier this week, he was at the united nations. he's been hitting the campaign trail hard. he's been dealing with the fallout from the libya attacks. is he finding enough time to even practice for the debates? >> well, you know, craig, to the extent that the command of the issues will make a difference in these debates, you can say he's getting a lot of on the job training, certainly. but to argue your premise a little bit, the president, as far as we know, is, in fact, practicing for those debates. just yesterday, he spent two hours south of the capital, about a mile from here, the democratic national committee headquarters, where we are told, on deep background, that he was, in fact, practicing on those debates. of course, the person who is the mock mitt romney, if you will, john kerry,
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